Broadcast News Archive for June, 2009
03/06/2009 New Petrol CamWraps For Sony HD Cameras
Petrol, a Vitec Group company, has introduced two new CamWraps custom-tailored for work with popular Sony HD cameras. The PCW-11 is specifically contoured to fit the PDW-F335 and F355, while the PCW-

03/06/2009 Storage Design Initiatives (SDI) Launches FieldPac
Storage Design Initiatives, a storage technology design house, is asking, 'Can tape still cut it?'. The company believes RAID data storage is more logical and practical than tape-based systems and n

03/06/2009 The Foundry Announces Management Buyout Led By Advent Venture Partners
Leading visual effects software developer, The Foundry, whose software products have been used to make many of the past year's biggest motion pictures, has announced a management buyout for an undiscl

03/06/2009 White Mark Creates A Variable Acoustic Environment At Modern World Studios
Acoustic and studio design consultancy White Mark returned to the Cotswold town of Tetbury last month to help Modern World Studios create a variable acoustic environment in its renowned live room. Es

03/06/2009 ZDF Used MediorNet To Broadcast Germany's Presidential Elections
While the voting for the next President of Germany took place in front of cameras, behind the scenes MediorNet from Riedel Communications, one of the leading manufacturers of intercom and fiber techno

02/06/2009 Clear-Com Gives Finnish TV Production Houses The Cutting Edge
A Vitec Group brand, Clear-Com Communication Systems, is helping two of Finland’s leading television production companies stay ahead of the curve when it comes to advanced intercom communications.

02/06/2009 dBTechnologies Hosts Second Prosonic Distributor Convention
Italian loudspeaker manufacturer dBTechnologies is hosting its second ever distributor convention at its European headquarters in Cologne this month. The two-day event entitled Prosonic, is set to s

02/06/2009 Geevs Features At Broadcast Asia 2009
Gee Broadcast Systems will be showing the latest Geevs 4.5 software release at Broadcast Asia on Stand 7F4-01. Geevs 4.5 supports the Geevs Slim, SD, SDE, HDE and MR series. Version 4.5 brings seve

02/06/2009 Hollywood Star For Belfast's Blockbuster
A leading Hollywood actress is on her way to Belfast to star in the multi-million dollar film. Natalie Portman is to take a major role in the film, Your Highness, which will be shot in Belfast

02/06/2009 ON-AIR Systems Announces key New Features For Automated Playout Solutions
ON-AIR Systems, the leading developer of PC-based automated playout systems, has announced the latest version of playKast, it's flagship "channel in a box" solution. Version 4.15 includes some major

02/06/2009 Snell's Alchemist Ph.C - HD Drives Launch Of Canal+ HD, Spain's First HD Channels
The new company formed through the merger of Pro-Bel and Snell & Wilcox, Snell, has announced that leading Spanish pay television company Canal Satéllite Digital has purchased an Alchemist Ph.C - HD m

02/06/2009 SysMedia Powers Sweden's First Ever Live Translation In Subtitles
Specialist post production company Svensk Mediatext has used SysMedia's WinCAPS subtitling software to achieve a Swedish broadcasting milestone for Kanal 5 - and a global rarity - near real-time trans

02/06/2009 Th2ng Directs Commercial For
Director Tom bird of th2ng (thing two), the London-based live action production company, has delivered his first commercial for, the world's largest online skill-gaming site. The 30-second t

02/06/2009 Time-Slice Films Chooses Grass Valley Infinity For Challenging Composite Shots
Faced with a challenging CGI sequence - keying Justin Lee Collins, famous for his wild hair, into a mockup of the bridge of Star Trek's Enterprise - visual FX &motion graphics company Time-Slice Films

02/06/2009 TV One Debuts New DVI-I Multiviewer At InfoComm 09
TV One continue to expand their diverse family of products with the introduction of a new Multiviewer range, the C2-6000 CORIOview Series. Making its official debut at the InfoComm Exhibition being h

01/06/2009 Duncan Jones, Director Of Critically Acclaimed Moon To Helm Escape From The Deep
Brilliant Films has announced that Director Duncan Jones (Moon) will direct Escape From The Deep, a feature film based on the non-fiction novel of the same name by British author, journalist and scrip

01/06/2009 Eurocrew Worldwide - The Farm Group's Reputable Shoots Agency
An agency specialising in providing film crews globally has been underlining its versatility. Eurocrew Worldwide provides an outstanding global service as The Farm Group's reputable shoots agency. A

01/06/2009 HSL Is A Winner At O and 1
HSL supplied moving and digital lights plus LED elements to the latest series of O ond 1, a Welsh language travel quiz show produced by Boomerang for S4C. The rig was specified by lighting designer

01/06/2009 I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! USA Acquired By ITV2, TV3 And TVNZ
ITV Global Entertainment has announced that leading television companies in the UK (ITV2), Ireland (TV3) and New Zealand (TVNZ) have acquired NBC USA's highly anticipated I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out

01/06/2009 ITV Global & Acorn Media Announce USA Home Entertainment Agreement
ITV Global Entertainment has announced the conclusion of its largest deal to date with Acorn Media US, one of the leading independent home entertainment distributors in North America. The significan

01/06/2009 Matrix Trials First Nationwide Visualiser Pilot Project
Collaboration with local authorities and schools across the UK to pilot the use of visualiser technology has been proving successful. Matrix Display Systems has been working with 300 schools triallin

01/06/2009 Northern Screen Agencies Team Up To Expose Film And TV Talent Base
Regional Screen Agencies from across the North of England have come together to launch an online database showcasing crew, facilities, creative and digital talent from across the North. Screen Yorksh

01/06/2009 Pinewood Expansion To 'Rival Hollywood'
A highly imaginative proposal to vastly expand a major UK film facility and create hundreds of jobs at the same time is about to roll. Pinewood Studios is submitting its final planning application fo

01/06/2009 RTÉ Faces Dramatic Losses - And Angry Workers
Management of state-backed RTÉ has warned of possible bankruptcy after recording losses of €1 million a week. The broadcaster said it will not be able to pay staff unless a programme of salary cuts

01/06/2009 Rushes Soho Shorts Announces Official Selection
The official selection and two new competitive categories for 2009 have been announced for the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival. With entries, requests and interest from 112 countries (1,462 cities!) over